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Roberts man dies following rollover

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A 25-year-old Roberts man died late Thursday, the result of injuries suffered when his car overturned about 11 p.m. near the intersection of Hwy. 12 and Packer Drive.

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Brandon Beane, 25, 205 W. Pine St., Roberts, was transported by ambulance to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead, according to Dan Burgess, Roberts police chief.

St. Croix County sheriff's deputies responded, along with EMS personnel from New Richmond, Roberts/Warren Fire & Rescue and United Fire.

Beane was traveling eastbound on Hwy. 12 when his 2005 Pontiac Sunfire veered into a ditch and rolled onto its roof. Beane, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle.

Burgess said slippery roads aren't believed to have been a factor in the crash but the sheriff's department is handling the investigation and a final determination probably won't be made until toxicology reports are returned from the state.

Beane had been scheduled to make a court appearance Jan. 27 before Judge Howard Cameron on a misdemeanor charge of battery, stemming from an incident last March.

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